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A private university located in California. Stanford is considered one of the United States' best schools, along with Harvard and Yale. Stanford is extremely difficult to enter. It has the lowest acceptance rate of Harvard and Yale.
My friend who got a 4.6 GPA and a 1600 SAT was rejected from Stanford.
by Considered harmful June 04, 2006

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A very prestigious university situated in the heart of Silicon Valley. Stanford rocks infinitely more than Harvard or MIT in the humanities, sciences, engineering, and especially life in general. Great exit opportunities, cutting edge research, and first-rate academics are just a few of the benefits at Stanford. It is the most complete university out there, and may very well be the quintessential school for the 21st century.
MIT student: Stanford is easy as hell. Its Computer Science classes cannot compare to our intense 6.170 and its biology classes remind me of home ec.

Stanford student: Pssh...when all is said and done, just know that at the end of the day I will have better grades, better employment opportunities, better connections, and better friends than douchebags like you. You'll have to lie on your resume just to be as employable as me.
by StanfordFan May 17, 2007

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A very rich and prestigious university in Palo Alto, California. Quite possibly soon going to eclipse Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc for the title of most competitive USA college. Students come from all over the USA and the world to live in this palm lined elegance that is called Stanford. The best and most beautiful private school in the entire world.
Idiot: Hey I'm applying to Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Columbia.
Smart kid: Rejected from Stanford ??
Idiot: (crying) Yeah, just shut up about it! (crying more)
by Stanford_man_SFO February 23, 2008

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The university you wish you went to.
Student 1: Oh dear God, why oh why was I rejected form Stanford?

Student 2: Don't cry - no, wait - yeah, you should weep bitterly. Not everyone can get into Stanford, where an awesome time, academic excellence, the coolest people you will ever meet, and a future are guaranteed.
by A Stanford Student :) December 16, 2008

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Take Harvard's undergraduate experience, Princeton's academic rigor and Yale's beautiful, rich, Protestant women. Now add a GOOD football team, a beautiful beach and sunny, 75+ degree weather everyday. Finally, take all of this and multiply it by 50. The equation yields the greatest college on earth. Some describe Stanford as the academic Mecca of every determined and dedicated student.

The admission process is extremely, extremely competitive. Many students with perfect GPAs and SAT scores are not offered admission each and every year. With that being said, Stanford becomes a touchy subject of discussion for many Ivy League students because they would much rather spend their collegiate years in California.

I am still upset that I did not get in; I'm literally freezing my balls off at Harvard and it's the middle of April.
Son: "Hey Dad, can you tell me what Heaven looks like?"
Father who was rejected by Stanford: "I don't know, son. I went to Cornell."
by 2400 SAT Score May 20, 2014

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Where the students who don't get into MIT go.
Stanford is the second best university in the world coming in only after MIT according to US news 2017.
by histort21 July 07, 2017

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a university that protects rapists and praises rape culture
Girl 1: "Hey, werent you applying for Stanford?"
Girl 2: "Yeah, but then i remembered they protected Brock Turner"
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